With NBA free agency and the 2019 Draft in the rearview, the rosters for next season are nearly set, which means we get our first look at the all-important player ratings for NBA 2K20 ahead of the game's September 6 release.
LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard lead the pack at 97, while 2018/19 Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo sits just behind at 96, alongside Kevin Durant and James Harden to round out the top 5.
Both a 97 overall but LeBron has the slight edge on Kawhi in initial NBA 2K20 Ratings 😳 Let the debate begin #2KRatings pic.twitter.com/tP6qJX0sAp- NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) July 16, 2019
2020 cover star Anthony Davis came in at no. 7 on the list, forming the league's best duo with James, just ahead of Leonard and Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers, followed by another set of new duos in Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant and Houston's James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
Debate settled. The King and AD have the highest average overall rating for best new duos. Use hashtag #2KRatings to tell us your thoughts pic.twitter.com/4mr63Haqmk- NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) July 16, 2019
Check out the full list of ratings for the top 20 players in the league:
|Rank||Player||NBA 2K20 rating|
NBA2K also revealed the ratings for the newest members of the NBA, giving us the top five rated rookies, with no surprises as no. 1 overall pick in last month's draft Zion Williamson taking top spot with 81.
#2KRatings for 2019 rookie class- Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) July 16, 2019
No surprise with who is at the top pic.twitter.com/thji5WZhbi
No. 2 pick Ja Morant came in just behind at 79, with Canadian RJ Barrett one point behind at 78. Williamson's 81 makes him the first ever rookie to be given a rating above 80.
NBA 2K20 will be available worldwide on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC platforms on September 6, 2019.